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Meh, usual cost to cantrip something is 2, having it for 1 on a Shatter isn't too bad.
Posted By: Necrolysis (1/18/2010 1:50:34 PM)


Smash to Smithereens is better? Hmmm, I don't think so. If you play a heavy burn deck, then I'd probably skip the artifact removal in favor of more burn. And if I don't play a burn deck, I'd play something like shattering pulse, or at least a cantrip version, like this one. I have this in most red multiplayer decks of mine. There are always some annoying artifacts played in multiplayer, and with this card I can easily get rid of one, without spending a card.
Posted By: majinara (12/23/2010 4:55:06 PM)


Amazing how unless some "pro" points it out in an article, people really don't understand card advantage.
Paying 1 for 1 card is a STEAL in Magic.
Posted By: reapersaurus (6/20/2011 12:19:16 AM)


I'm with Majinara. Cards will almost always beat a few points of damage. Particularly in Red, when extra cards are rare, and damage is really common.
Posted By: NeoKoda (12/24/2011 10:17:19 AM)


Every deck needs cards. Every turn your craving to see what the next card is, even when your playing with burn or beat-down. Drawing an extra one is like Christmas coming early.

Anything that cantrips is always worth a second look. This wrecks an artifact and draws a card for a reasonable cost for 2Red. Definitely worth sideboarding, even over Smelt.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (11/8/2012 10:29:17 PM)


No longer 1 for a cantrip with Smelt around, though still a respectable card.
Posted By: Continue (12/16/2013 7:51:54 PM)


smash to smithereens is waaay better
Posted By: Tezz (3/21/2010 12:14:32 PM)


I disagree. Some decks can win before a player can successfully burn them down using a combo using artifact. This destroys artifact AND deals 3 damage at instant speed. Smash costs too much for competitive play. If you pay 3 mana just to destroy an artifact, it is another mana wasted compared to Smash to Smithereens.
Posted By: Hoonster (3/6/2011 2:37:47 PM)


No Hulk references? Gatherer, I am disappoint.
Posted By: Knightaru (1/18/2013 12:41:09 AM)


If only you could spam Liquimetal Coating somehow, then this becomes an absolutely fantastic Stone Rain.
Posted By: BegleOne (7/5/2011 9:00:16 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!